Ndombe language

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Ndombe
Native toAngola
Native speakers
22,300 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ndq
Glottologndom1244[2]
R.12[3]

Ndombe (Dombe) is a Bantu language of Angola. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group R.10, which apart from Umbundu Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu.[4] Though not specifically addressed, Ndombe may be in that branch as well.

There is no standard form of Ndombe,[5] nor an established writing system.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ndombe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ndombe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Nurse & Phillipson 2003
  5. ^ ethnologue (ed.). "Ndombe in the Language Cloud". Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  6. ^ Ethnologue (ed.). "Ndombe". Retrieved 22 January 2015.